limiting factor


noun

Physiology. the slowest, therefore rate-limiting, step in a process or reaction involving several steps.
Biology. an environmental factor that tends to limit population size.

Nearby words

  1. limitedly,
  2. limiter,
  3. limites,
  4. limiting,
  5. limiting adjective,
  6. limiting layer of cornea,
  7. limitless,
  8. limitlessly,
  9. limitrophe,
  10. limivorous

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